First Aid at Work

New Blended Training

Have you always been interested in learning first aid but can’t commit to the contact hours required? First Pass now have a solution which could have you learning vital new skills with less disruption to your schedule. We are now able to offer our First Aid at Work Training as a blended training course. By opting to complete the course in the blended format, you’ll have to undertake fewer contact hours. The contact hours will be supplemented by 1 to 1 online training, to ensure the same high standards are kept. This way, you can fulfill your training obligations whilst spending less time away from the office.

New Legislation

At First Pass Training, we are able to offer this new format through our training partners ProTrainings.EU. The HSE passed legislation allowing this new format back in May 2016. Those completing a Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work would previously have had to complete the entire course in 1 day with a total of 6 contact hours. Now, the option exists to undertake 3 contact hours whilst completing the rest via the online system.

The blended course gives trainees the chance to undertake the theory portion of their first aid course at their own pace. It offers a more convenient option, allowing you to complete the training at a time that suits you. The theory is carried out online with an instructor on a one on one basis, so there is no drop in quality.

Level 3

Level 3 First Aid at Work awards can also be delivered through this method. The traditional course requires you to complete 18 contact hours over 3 days. Now, you can complete the course with just 2 days away from the office and complete the other 6 hours online.

There are huge benefits to choosing a blended course, both for employers and for those undertaking the training. Not only can you work on the theory portion at your own pace but you can also save on travel costs due to the lower number of contact hours. This option is less disruptive to your working schedule whilst still allowing you to complete your training obligations to the highest quality.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this flexible option for yourself or members of your staff? Contact us for a free consultation.

5 FAQs When Making a Booking

Here at First Pass Training Ltd, we offer a variety of one and three-day courses, and, as such we receive a number FAQs for booking time and again.

So here’s a list of some of our more common FAQs to help you make an informed decision on booking with us.

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1-Day vs 3-Day?

One of the most common questions is what the difference is between the one day and the three day First Aid course, apart from the obvious.

In the one day Emergency First Aid at Work course, we cover,

  • First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
  • Fears of First Aid
  • Barriers
  • Initial Assessment
  • Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
  • The Heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
  • One Rescuer CPR
  • Chest Only Compressions
  • CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
  •  Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
  • Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
  • Shock
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Anaphylactic Shock and Allergies
  • Seizures and Epilepsy

The EFAW course is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that there is a need to expand on basic First Aid provision (First Aid kit), but where a fully qualified First Aider is not required. CPR for adults
This one day course is covered over a minimum of 6 contact hours of classroom based lesson and assessment.

In the three day First Aid at Work training course, all of the above is covered in addition to,

  • Injury Assessment
  • Dislocations, fractures and splinting
  • Strains and sprains
  • Types of wounds and bandaging
  • Embedded objects
  • Head injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Temperature illnesses – Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
  • Eye injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Crush injuries
  • Chest injuries – Punctured Lung, Collapsed Lung and Flail Chest
  • Electrical Injuries
  • Illness Assessment
  • The Respiratory System – Hypoxia, Asthma, Hyperventilation
  • Diabetes
  • Angina
  • Stroke

The three day course, as you can see, is a far more comprehensive one, giving the learner plenty of opportunity to practice and develop their practical skills, but also provides a good underpinning theoretical understanding about First Aid.

It is ideal for those workplaces whose risk-assessment has established the need for a fully qualified First Aider, but also, for workplaces where no such need has been identified and you simply want to have “piece of mind”.

It is a extremely rewarding course, whereby, the First Aider and employer can be confident in handling First Aid emergencies if and when they arise.

Are your courses HSE ‘Approved’?

Since 1st October 2013 the Health & Safety Executive no longer approves any course, training centre or instructor. All training bodies and/or instructors who once had HSE approved status should have ceased using such terminology by now, and stopped using their former approval numbers.

However, every training body or instructor hoping to deliver First Aid, or other Health & Safety related courses, should be qualified to at least a Level 3 Award in Education & Training (or similar SQA/NVQ accreditation), must have completed the relevant ‘Train the Trainer’ courses in the subjects they wish to teach; should have and background which underpins the knowledge they are providing, and should comply with their chosen (and recognised) Awarding Body’s rules regarding Quality Assurance.

First Pass Training Ltd is a ProTrainings Approved Centre (Centre No: 90848), a member of the First Aid Membership bodies FPTFederation of First Aid Training Organisations and a member of the Scottish First Aid Association.

In addition to this, our head of training is an IOSH Affiliate Member and our training centre is currently seeking IOSH centre approval (more news hopefully on this very soon).

Having a stringent system of quality assurance, backed by the Protrainings network, including thousands of fellow independent trainers, covering over 500,000 global clients, means you can be certain than we’ll deliver the very best training available to you and your staff, supply industry recognised certificates on completion with CPD Statements, all at a value which can’t be beaten.

How long does certification last?

Another frequent question, with regards to First Aid training, is how long the certification last for? All forms of First Aid certificates last for 3 years from the date of issue.

The HSE highly recommends a First Aider should complete annual refresher courses designed to keep the individual up to speed with their theoretical knowledge, practical skills and stay abreast of any changes to the British/European Resuscitation Council’s guidelines, however this is not a legislative requirement.

If you simply want to renew your EFAW certification for a further 3 years, you’ll need to complete
another 1-day EFAW course before the expiry date on your current certificate.AED Basic Life Support

For fully qualified First Aiders, a 2-day re-qualification course is available, and, providing you complete this course before the expiry on your current certificate, you’ll retain your status as a fully qualified First Aider.

If, however, the date on your certificate has expired, you’ll need to attend another full 3-day course to become re-qualified. In addition to your First Aid certificate, you’ll also receive a CPD statement confirming the amount of credits acquired for that particular course.

Can training be provided on-site?

Yes. Providing your workplace has a room available where up to 12 individuals can comfortably conduct all the practical elements of our courses, e.g, CPR on manikins, recovery position etc, and, our trainers can have access to either a television set or projection screen for powerpoint presentations, we’re more than happy to travel to your location.

You should note, whilst we try our best to keep costs to a minimum, in some cases, due to travel and overnight accommodation, a surcharge may be applied to the cost of on-site training.

We will always inform you of this, if applicable, when we send you a quotation or invoice.

Alternatively, we have a purposefully designed training centre located in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

Our training centre is conveniently located in easy reach of all Central Scotland’s major road routes.First Pass Training Centre Regular bus services, covering most of North and South Lanarkshire, stop right outside our front door, and we’re a mere 5 minute walk from Hamilton West train station, making our centre one of the easiest and convenient training centres in the country.

Free parking is also available, a few minutes walk away, in the public car park located on Beckford Street.

What are your preferred payment methods?

We accept payment in a number of different ways, making your booking with us easy and convenient.

We accept all major debit and credit cards through our secure online Paypal function. Alternatively, you can pay directly through BACS payment, or you can pay by check.

Unfortunately, we do not accept payment over the phone.

Book training with us now

If you’re ready to book one of our First Aid training courses, please visit our booking page here or call us on: 01698 421 444. If you’d prefer, you can email us on